Pole Beans and New Potatoes

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

In the Lowcountry pole beans are any of a number of varieties of snap beans that are larger than everyday green beans. Kentucky Wonders are a favorite variety. Try to find tender beans that do not have a heavy “string”; they will cook in the same amount of time as the potatoes. There was a time when pole beans were boiled all day; it is not necessary with the delectable modern hybrids.

This simple recipe produces delicious results; it always surprises the first- time cook. Note the